Seattle police are are looking for an armed man who fired off several shots outside of his Central District apartment this morning.
Police received a call about a man firing shots from a balcony of an apartment across from Pratt Park on 20th and Yesler at about 8:30am.
Officers have surrounded the building, and are now looking for the man. It’s not yet clear whether the man is still inside the building.
Update: police only have a vague description of the suspect: a black male wearing a black sweatshirt.
Update @ 9:29- Seattle police are working with a crack negotiator—the man’s mother—who is on the phone with the man, trying to coax him out of his apartment.
Update @ 9:35- Police believe there may be 3 or 4 other people inside the apartment with the man.
Update @ 9:36- Police have one person in custody and are trying to get three more people out of the apartment.
Update @ 9:42- Sounds like everyone is safely out of the unit.
Update @ 10:09- 20th back open to pedestrian traffic.
More info as we get it.